Blow for Man United as Solskjaer confirms key attacking duo have injury concerns

Manchester United sweating on the fitness of Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial

Speaking to MUTV (h/t Mirror), Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that both Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial have picked up injuries.

Both players were taken off in our 3-1 win over West Ham United yesterday night. With key clashes against RB Leipzig and Manchester City up next, their participation has been called into question. (h/t Mirror)

United travel to Leipzig midweek knowing a point will be enough to see them qualify for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League.

 Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that both Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial have picked up injuries.
Manchester United have lost Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial to injuries. (GETTY Images)

Cavani was taken off at half-time yesterday. It was hoped that it was for tactical changes but has now been revealed otherwise. (h/t Mirror)

Martial, for his part, has been struggling with his fitness in recent weeks. He lasted just over an hour before joining Cavani on the bench. (h/t Mirror)

“Hopefully they aren’t too bad but they couldn’t carry on today.”

Dimitar Berbatov has urged Anthony Martial to model his game around Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani. (GETTY Images)
Martial and Cavani are doubts to face Leipzig and Manchester City. (GETTY Images)

There is, however, a belief that they could make an early return. Solskjaer did express the hope that neither of them is seriously injured. He went on to add that the club will take scans of the players before coming to a decision. (h/t Mirror)

“They’re not bad ones (injuries) hopefully. We’ll do scans and hopefully they’ll be available soon.”

This could see us line up in Germany without a specialist frontman. While Martial has struggled to replicate last season’s form, Cavani has been spectacular.

The prospect of taking on top-class opposition without either player available will make our job all the harder.

Scott McTominay has expressed his anger towards the theatrics of the PSG players and the quality of refereeing in their 1-3 loss at Old Trafford. (GETTY Images)
United cannot afford to play at Leipzig like they did against PSG. (GETTY Images)

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With a busy December ahead of us, it is imperative we have a fit roster to choose from. Hopefully, both players will be back soon and will be back amongst the goalscorers in the games to come.